Brooklyn Basement Records has officially relaunched as Brooklyn Basement.
The company, which has locations in Brooklyn and Nashville, was founded in 2015 in a basement apartment in Brooklyn by music manager Blair Clark and Platinum artist Ron Pope as an indie record label. The company expanded in 2018 to offer creative/artist services.
In its new iteration, Brooklyn Basement will comprise three divisions: Brooklyn Basement Management, Brooklyn Basement Records and Brooklyn Basement & Co—the latter being the relaunched artist services division. Clark will oversee all three divisions and Nashville-based publicist Susan Hamilton will be heading up Publicity and New Business for Brooklyn Basement & Co. Grey Gordon, Brooklyn Basement’s Director of Creative & Digital, will lead the Brooklyn office.
“Watching Brooklyn Basement evolve into what it is today has truly been magic—Ron and I legitimately started Brooklyn Basement Records in a basement in Brooklyn,” says Clark. “I moved to Nashville eight years ago and have been so inspired by like-minded companies in the community—there’s a kinship and a scrappy attitude here that keeps me on my toes and pushes me forward. I started in the business as an independent artist manager and I continue to approach every project with that same DIY mentality. I’ve seen a paradigm shift in the industry lately and recognize that artists need options—and that’s what these three divisions deliver.”
The Brooklyn Basement Management Division includes artists Pope, Miko Marks, Emily Scott Robinson and newly-signed Brandy Zdan, who will be working with Clark and Nashville-based day-to-day manager Gracie Moore. Zdan is an up-and-coming producer and Juno Award-nominated artist who is part of a new class of non-country and Americana acts coming out of Nashville.
Brooklyn Basement & Co, whose roster includes Pope, Marks, Jolie Holland, Melissa Carper, Thunderstorm Artis, Kyshona and more, along with nonprofits like Girls Write Nashville and Your Song, will support albums for artists Robby Hecht, Crow and Gazelle and others in 2024.
Brooklyn Basement & Co will also be the official distribution and marketing partner for Redtone Records.